omorka: (Autoharp & Case)
Apparently I only like Christmas carols when they're in another language, preferably one I don't speak. "Gaudete," "Patapan," "Un Flambeau," "Stille Nacht" (but don't even try it in English!), and now "Riu Chiu."

Of course, who's singing it doesn't hurt. I've pointed out before that I really, really like how Micky Dolenz's and Mike Nesmith's voices sound together, and I don't think it's just the ear of puberty, there. A cappella Monkees, four voices, no instruments? Yes, please!

Apparently Micky ended up on several celebrity atheist lists after answering "No," to the Onion A.V. club's interviewer's question of "Is there a God?" They appear to have left out the remainder of the answer - "God is a verb, not a noun." That doesn't make him an atheist; it makes him a process theologian (and probably either a humanist or a newager or both). It also makes him the sort of guy who quotes Buckminster Fuller to impress girls, or at least interviewers.

Not that there's anything wrong with that. There's a small number of guys who were already in their 40s when I went through puberty who were nonetheless crush-objects of mine and whom I would still quite happily bed now, with me approaching 40 myself and them another twenty years or more along ahead of me, should I get the chance. Harold Ramis tops the list, of course, but Micky Dolenz is quite firmly in second place. (That I was crushing on his twentysomething self from the '60s when he was fortysomething in the '80s is an interesting bit of timey-wimey complexity, but life and teenage hormones are like that sometimes.)

He's still got pipes, as does Nesmith. Shame they can't get along, really. With Jones gone (alas! and RIP), there's little hope of the Monkees ever really being more than three brothers in a deep-seated sibling rivalry sharing a stage for a few minutes. Tork's even harder to wrangle than Nesmith is, although he tends to need the money more. Davy was the only one who still got along with the others, and even that not always well. Still, they did manage to share a stage once in a while, in threes or occasionally fours; not all bands from the same time with acrimonious breakups could say the same.

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Can we keep Matt Smith for another season of Doctor Who and get rid of Moffatt instead? No? Just a thought.

Link Soup

Sep. 5th, 2012 10:21 pm
omorka: (Doc Shocked)
A few links that have crossed my screen that I thought were worth noting:

Some excellent crossover costuming from Dragon*Con: The Blues Busters. All I can think is "I looked at the trap, Elwood."

The Time Lords picking up their mail was kind of cool, too.

What the shit is Shinji doing? (h/t [livejournal.com profile] calliopes_pen for this one)

The Wrong Way To Have A Three-Way. Clearly none of the participants thought this through. Makes the usual poly drama look much more survivable, I must admit.

I thought I had another one around here somewhere, but I must have closed the window. Ah, well. I'll post it if I find it.

Link Soup

Sep. 5th, 2012 10:21 pm
omorka: (Doc Shocked)
A few links that have crossed my screen that I thought were worth noting:

Some excellent crossover costuming from Dragon*Con: The Blues Busters. All I can think is "I looked at the trap, Elwood."

The Time Lords picking up their mail was kind of cool, too.

What the shit is Shinji doing? (h/t [livejournal.com profile] calliopes_pen for this one)

The Wrong Way To Have A Three-Way. Clearly none of the participants thought this through. Makes the usual poly drama look much more survivable, I must admit.

I thought I had another one around here somewhere, but I must have closed the window. Ah, well. I'll post it if I find it.
omorka: (TARDIS Reflections)
See what happens when I stop paying attention to Knitty?

Not your mother's Doctor Who scarf

My only complaint is that it's probably not big enough for me - it's on the border between scarf and shawlette, and should probably be one repeat longer on each end to fit my fat shoulders. Fixing that is probably going to be a pain in the ass, so I'll have to knit one first to get a feel for it first. Still, nothing short of awesome.
omorka: (TARDIS Reflections)
See what happens when I stop paying attention to Knitty?

Not your mother's Doctor Who scarf

My only complaint is that it's probably not big enough for me - it's on the border between scarf and shawlette, and should probably be one repeat longer on each end to fit my fat shoulders. Fixing that is probably going to be a pain in the ass, so I'll have to knit one first to get a feel for it first. Still, nothing short of awesome.
omorka: (Egon & the Twinkie)
(Side note: iJournal is working again, yay!)

Meme from [livejournal.com profile] calliopes_pen:
Comment to this post, and I will list seven things I want you to talk about. They might make sense or they might be totally random. Then post that list, with your commentary, to your journal. Other people can get lists from you, and the meme merrily perpetuates itself.

She gave me:

Ghostbusters
Back to the Future
Writing
Jack Harkness
Dragons
Star Trek
Mythology


My responses Behind The Cut )

Let me know if you want to play!
omorka: (Egon & the Twinkie)
(Side note: iJournal is working again, yay!)

Meme from [livejournal.com profile] calliopes_pen:
Comment to this post, and I will list seven things I want you to talk about. They might make sense or they might be totally random. Then post that list, with your commentary, to your journal. Other people can get lists from you, and the meme merrily perpetuates itself.

She gave me:

Ghostbusters
Back to the Future
Writing
Jack Harkness
Dragons
Star Trek
Mythology


My responses Behind The Cut )

Let me know if you want to play!
omorka: (TARDIS Reflections)
Not exactly a meme, but [livejournal.com profile] redneckgaijin did a post in which he ranked his preferred Doctors, and I thought I'd do something similar, albeit somewhat less linear.

Dishonorable Mention: The "extra Nines," Rowan Atkinson and Richard Grant. The second for presumably obvious reasons, and the first because I hate Atkinson with the fire of a thousand sentient and wounded suns.

Insufficient Data: One and Two. I simply haven't seen enough of their runs to judge them accurately. The impressions from what I have seen are that I rather like One but am frustrated by the limits of the medium at that point, and that I simply don't care for Two at all - but it's possible that watching more (and better) Troughton could win me over.

Doctors I actively dislike: None. The only one even close to this category is Two, and as I said above, that's probably because I've only seen a few episodes and they weren't very good ones.

Doctors for whom I love the performance and hate the writing: Six, Eight, and Eleven. The glimpses we got of Colin Baker when the script he was given wasn't complete shite were compelling. Paul McGann never got to show us what he could do outside of a poorly-paced regeneration episode. I think if I were watching Matt Smith acting in Moffatt stories edited and arced by RTD, I'd be enjoying him a lot. The problem here is really more that they're forced into crap plots with bad dialogue and (in the first and third cases) companions I periodically would like to set on fire.

Doctors I feel kind of "meh" about: Seven. I never really got into him, although again, the problem isn't McCoy's performance (or Aldred's, either). There's a lot of Seven in Eleven, and I'm not fond of those character traits in that incarnation, either.

Doctors I like but don't love: Five. Not his fault; he came after Four. I wasn't going to settle for the pretty blond guy from All Creatures Great And Small after that. The writing was also uneven, even on the Doctor Who scale of things. I really liked having a non-pair Team Tardis, though.

Doctors I love dearly but would like to give a nice hard kick in the ass much of the time: Three and Ten. Three was - well, on the upside, he's the one who caught Sarah Jane. But I do wonder if one of the reasons Nine was doing the working-class bloke thing was if the aristocrat's impulses Three manifested so thoroughly were so disgusted with himself after the Time War, they de-classed that incarnation. Three had entirely too much tendency to disappear up his own alien ass. And Ten was similarly self-absorbed, although possibly with much better reasons.

Doctors I love with few reservations: Four and Nine. Four probably got this without earning it, both by being my first Doctor and for being the core of my favorite Team Tardis, Doctor/Sarah/Harry. He's an egocentric dick, yes, but he's a kind egocentric dick, and tends to rub your face in his *experience* rather than his *cleverness*. Nine, on the other hand, pushes all my hurt/comfort buttons beautifully, and Doctor/Jack/Rose(/Mickey on the home team) make a great Team Tardis, too. I doubt it's accidental that they're on opposite sides of a "pick your regeneration companion carefully" incident. And I suppose Nine is a first doctor, too, in a way, after so very long. It was when he shouted "Everybody lives!" that I saw Four in him, and fell in love again.
omorka: (TARDIS Reflections)
Not exactly a meme, but [livejournal.com profile] redneckgaijin did a post in which he ranked his preferred Doctors, and I thought I'd do something similar, albeit somewhat less linear.

Dishonorable Mention: The "extra Nines," Rowan Atkinson and Richard Grant. The second for presumably obvious reasons, and the first because I hate Atkinson with the fire of a thousand sentient and wounded suns.

Insufficient Data: One and Two. I simply haven't seen enough of their runs to judge them accurately. The impressions from what I have seen are that I rather like One but am frustrated by the limits of the medium at that point, and that I simply don't care for Two at all - but it's possible that watching more (and better) Troughton could win me over.

Doctors I actively dislike: None. The only one even close to this category is Two, and as I said above, that's probably because I've only seen a few episodes and they weren't very good ones.

Doctors for whom I love the performance and hate the writing: Six, Eight, and Eleven. The glimpses we got of Colin Baker when the script he was given wasn't complete shite were compelling. Paul McGann never got to show us what he could do outside of a poorly-paced regeneration episode. I think if I were watching Matt Smith acting in Moffatt stories edited and arced by RTD, I'd be enjoying him a lot. The problem here is really more that they're forced into crap plots with bad dialogue and (in the first and third cases) companions I periodically would like to set on fire.

Doctors I feel kind of "meh" about: Seven. I never really got into him, although again, the problem isn't McCoy's performance (or Aldred's, either). There's a lot of Seven in Eleven, and I'm not fond of those character traits in that incarnation, either.

Doctors I like but don't love: Five. Not his fault; he came after Four. I wasn't going to settle for the pretty blond guy from All Creatures Great And Small after that. The writing was also uneven, even on the Doctor Who scale of things. I really liked having a non-pair Team Tardis, though.

Doctors I love dearly but would like to give a nice hard kick in the ass much of the time: Three and Ten. Three was - well, on the upside, he's the one who caught Sarah Jane. But I do wonder if one of the reasons Nine was doing the working-class bloke thing was if the aristocrat's impulses Three manifested so thoroughly were so disgusted with himself after the Time War, they de-classed that incarnation. Three had entirely too much tendency to disappear up his own alien ass. And Ten was similarly self-absorbed, although possibly with much better reasons.

Doctors I love with few reservations: Four and Nine. Four probably got this without earning it, both by being my first Doctor and for being the core of my favorite Team Tardis, Doctor/Sarah/Harry. He's an egocentric dick, yes, but he's a kind egocentric dick, and tends to rub your face in his *experience* rather than his *cleverness*. Nine, on the other hand, pushes all my hurt/comfort buttons beautifully, and Doctor/Jack/Rose(/Mickey on the home team) make a great Team Tardis, too. I doubt it's accidental that they're on opposite sides of a "pick your regeneration companion carefully" incident. And I suppose Nine is a first doctor, too, in a way, after so very long. It was when he shouted "Everybody lives!" that I saw Four in him, and fell in love again.
omorka: (Egon & the Twinkie)
Tell me you want to play and I'll pick up to three of your fandoms. Then update your journal and answer the following questions:

1. What got you into this fandom in the first place?
2. Do you think you'll stay in this fandom or eventually move on?
3. Favorite episodes/books/movies, etc?
4. Do you participate in this fandom (fanfiction, graphics, discussions)?
5. Do you think more people should get into this fandom?


[livejournal.com profile] calliopes_pen gave me Ghostbusters, Eureka, & Doctor Who.

What a long-strange trip it's been . . . )
omorka: (Egon & the Twinkie)
Tell me you want to play and I'll pick up to three of your fandoms. Then update your journal and answer the following questions:

1. What got you into this fandom in the first place?
2. Do you think you'll stay in this fandom or eventually move on?
3. Favorite episodes/books/movies, etc?
4. Do you participate in this fandom (fanfiction, graphics, discussions)?
5. Do you think more people should get into this fandom?


[livejournal.com profile] calliopes_pen gave me Ghostbusters, Eureka, & Doctor Who.

What a long-strange trip it's been . . . )
omorka: (Literary dragon)
Godsdammit, I haven't done one of these in forever. This is gonna be huge.

Fic posted to [livejournal.com profile] omorka_fics between Nov. 1 2009 and Jan. 31 2010:

List behind the cut, by fandom )

*boggles* Holy crap, did I really post all that? What the heck is wrong with me?
omorka: (Literary dragon)
Godsdammit, I haven't done one of these in forever. This is gonna be huge.

Fic posted to [livejournal.com profile] omorka_fics between Nov. 1 2009 and Jan. 31 2010:

List behind the cut, by fandom )

*boggles* Holy crap, did I really post all that? What the heck is wrong with me?
omorka: (Janine Not Impressed)
Yeah, somehow I managed to miss the last three of these. So this one's kind of big.

Fic posted to [livejournal.com profile] omorka_fics between September 16 and October 31, 2009:

List behind the cut, by fandom )
omorka: (Janine Not Impressed)
Yeah, somehow I managed to miss the last three of these. So this one's kind of big.

Fic posted to [livejournal.com profile] omorka_fics between September 16 and October 31, 2009:

List behind the cut, by fandom )
omorka: (Boys In Grey - Comic)
Fic posted for the IJ Porn Battle (and thus appearing out of chronological order) between July 9 and July 21, and all fic posted to [livejournal.com profile] omorka_fics between July 16 and July 31, 2009:

List behind the cut, by fandom )
omorka: (Boys In Grey - Comic)
Fic posted for the IJ Porn Battle (and thus appearing out of chronological order) between July 9 and July 21, and all fic posted to [livejournal.com profile] omorka_fics between July 16 and July 31, 2009:

List behind the cut, by fandom )
omorka: (Fargo Is Watching You)
I said, back when I started moving all my fics to my other journal, that occasionally I would post a list of what I'd done over there over here. I've done enough stuff - some of it not even smut - that now seems as good a time as any.

List behind the cut for the squeamish and the Copyright Cops )
omorka: (Fargo Is Watching You)
I said, back when I started moving all my fics to my other journal, that occasionally I would post a list of what I'd done over there over here. I've done enough stuff - some of it not even smut - that now seems as good a time as any.

List behind the cut for the squeamish and the Copyright Cops )
omorka: (Merfolk Kick Ass)
And so [livejournal.com profile] ghostdogmeta said:

I'm totally not requesting K-9/Bill the Pony or Sam Hain/Kahn Noonian Singh fics.

. . . You never make it easy on me, do you?

Flashfic 1a: A Tin Dog in Bree )

--

The next is a little long for a flashfic; eh, I brought the first one in under 500.

Not-really-a-flashfic 1b: Pumpkin Seed )

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